Faculty Grants Available to Develop PPSE Minor Proposals
February 15, 2013
The Center for Principled Problem Solving is accepting letters of application from faculty teams for grant funds for the development of Principled Problem Solving Experience Minor course of study plans.
Each team of two or three faculty members must include representation from at least two different academic disciplines. Team members will receive $1,000 each to be awarded as a cash stipend or as a CPPS research fund to be used for travel, materials, etc.
These faculty teams will be asked to collaboratively research and produce a report that does the following three things: A) clearly identifies the nature and scope of the proposed topic; B) articulates the rationale for offering this PPSE Minor at Guilford; C) identifies a feasible curriculum drawing on Guilford’s academic resources.
PPSE Minor curricula are to draw upon current course offerings, may include new or revised courses, and are encouraged to integrate experiential learning opportunities into the course of requirements. Faculty teams are encouraged to consult with colleagues with relevant expertise in drafting a curriculum. Each PPSE Minor must include at least 16 hours of credit-bearing coursework completed in 3-4 consecutive semesters.
Please note that this funding opportunity does not require faculty to submit a proposal for formal approval or require a commitment to direct the proposed minor at any point in the future. Only a complete PPSE Minor proposal as described above is required to be submitted.
Faculty teams may choose, in cooperation with the CPPS, to submit a plan to the Curriculum Committee for formal approval as desired. A copy of the PPSE Minor proposal approved by faculty in September can be found in the Faculty Conference Moodle session, section 6.
Please contact CPPS Director Mark Justad, if you are interested in submitting a letter of application or would like to learn more about the PPSE Minor. Mark can be contacted at 316-2853 or email@example.com.